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Located a few kilometres from Libourne, Saint-Emilion is a city famous for more than one reason. It is as famous for its old building classified as historic monuments, as it is for its fine wines. Its terrain is mixed with an altitude varying from up to 90 metres to as low as 10. Due to erosion, the soils and subsoils are quite diverse. Evidently, the nature of this land has a great influence over the quality of the wine.
The grapevines produce extremely varying wines depending on their exposure and situation which, depending on their origin, is very difficult to classify. In addition, the quality of the wines relies on the percentage of each grape variety. Except for rare exceptions due to very particular soils, the predominant grape variety is Merlot (55 to 75% and up to 80%). It is mainly blended with Cabernet-Franc and to a lesser extent, Cabernet-Sauvignon.
The Saint-Emilion area brings together 6 A.O.C: Saint-Emilion, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, Montagne-Saint-Emilion, Saint-Georges-Saint-Emilion, Lussac-Saint-Emilion and Puisseguin-Saint-Emilion.